The Boutique Real Estate Group Joins RESAAS – The Real Estate Social Network ™

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Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA, Nov 26, 2013 (Filing Services Canada via COMTEX) — RESAAS Services Inc. (RSS – CNQ), The Real Estate Social Network(tm), is excited to announce that The Boutique Real Estate Group (http://www.theboutiquere.com/) will be joining the RESAAS (http://www.resaas.com/)platform.

Why are we so excited? Simply put, The Boutique Real Estate Group is at the forefront of the real estate industry. Just look at their depth of engagement and interaction across all social platforms. Every listing of theirs is assigned a world-class sales & marketing campaign team, receiving the support of industry leaders in social media, internet marketing and print advertisement. For example, take a look at the listing video (http://rebla.st/9t6bf3a) for 49 Golden Eagle, Irvine, California in the exclusive triple-gated neighbourhood of Shady Canyon. The Boutique’s marketing campaigns include an aggressive mix of print advertisement & Boutique branding, social media integration, search engine optimization, HDR Photography (see below), 360? HD V-Tours, full responsive custom built property websites and full-colour custom property brochures, as well as top placement of the world’s largest search engines and real estate websites.

Raj Qsar, Owner of The Boutique Real Estate Group, has a dream and is on a mission. He has used his more than 18 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience to turn the brokerage into one of the most dominant teams in the Orange County Real Estate market, bringing the key components of his brokerage entirely “in-house” – including back-end SEO and technology, graphics and design, staging and interior design, as well as social media, listing and transaction concierges for each of their agents.

What’s more, Raj has traveled the country to educate and consult other brokerages, brokers and real estate professionals on the value of technology and social media as a local and national speaker. In 2013 he was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by Inman News. Also in 2013, The Boutique Real Estate Group was named as a Next Generation Brokerage by Better Homes & Gardens and 1000 Watt Consulting.(http://nextgenbrokerage.com/) Finally, The Boutique Real Estate Group won an award for the Top 20 Real Estate Videos in the U.S.A.

Now he’s joined RESAAS – The Real Estate Social Network(tm), along with his entire team at The Boutique Real Estate Group.

“The real estate industry needs to think outside of the box and we need to stop thinking like real estate agents,” said Raj Qsar, “which is why I am always on the search for new ways to improve my team’s ability to sustain their elite service through technology and social media. RESAAS is an exciting opportunity for us to do just that. It will significantly improve internal communication, boost each agent’s personal marketability and further increase the exposure for our listings.”

Each agent at The Boutique Real Estate Group will receive his or her own corporate branded agent page on RESAAS, and will be connected together into an exclusive group to communicate and stay connected with every other member of their team. In addition, The Boutique Real Estate Group will have its own corporate branded page in order to easily broadcast relevant information and market their company’s content.

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“We are very excited to welcome The Boutique Real Estate Group to RESAAS,” said Nadia Suttle, Account Executive at RESAAS. “They are a prime example of how to lead the real estate industry by providing modern, effective and quality service for their clients and their listings. With them now onboard, it lends massive credence to RESAAS – The Real Estate Social Network(tm) as a powerful tool for real estate professionals everywhere.”

About RESAAS SERVICES INC.

RESAAS – The Real Estate Social Network(tm), is designed specifically for the real estate professional to connect and communicate in real-time. Known as real estate broadcasts, RESAAS’ powerful reblasts(r) engine automatically generates all of your real estate workflow into valuable social content that is instantly pushed out to the RESAAS platform and other social networks. Visit www.resaas.com.

On Behalf of RESAAS

Danielle Sissons

VP Communications

RESAAS Services Inc.

Telephone: (604)558-2929; Email: danielle.sissons@resaas.com

Investor Relations

RESAAS Services Inc.

Telephone: (705) 888-2756; Email: scott.young@resaas.com

The CNSX has not reviewed, nor approved or disapproved the content of this press release.

Forward-Looking Information:

This press release and the company’s website referenced herein may include forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, concerning the company’s technology platform. Forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by RESAAS’ management, including future plans for the design and development of the company’s technology platform. Although RESAAS believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because RESAAS can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release. RESAAS disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

To view this press release as a PDF, please click on the following link:

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Source: RESAAS Services Inc. (cnsx:RSS) http://www.resaas.com

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32 Home Buying Tips from Some of the World’s Most Popular Realtors

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Via Scott Riley @homebuyernation www.HomeBuyerNation.com

After the success of the last expert roundup, I knew another one was in order. This time I asked some of the world’s most popular Realtors from around the country to share one uncommon tip for a first-time home buyer.

They all delivered with some priceless insights and wisdom. We even had 3 agents from the hit TV show Million Dollar Listing weigh in with tips for the HomeBuyer Nation!

I learned a ton and I think you will too. After you’re done, I’d love to hear which one you thought was the most helpful, in the comments.

For full article, follow this link:  http://bit.ly/I1bTBB

Baker Ranch | Melissa Sims | The Boutique Real Estate Group

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Times, they are changing…

 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” -Charles Darwin

 

Times are definitely changing, and it remains to be seen whether these changes are going to have a positive impact on local communities.  The recent influx of developers coming into our towns and creating more housing seems to have created quite the stir of emotions for current residents.

 

I run a Facebook page, called Around the Ranch, which I created for the residents of Foothill Ranch to connect with one another, while providing an open platform to discuss our community.  When I asked everyone’s opinions about the new developments coming in, the range of answers was staggering.  Too much traffic, unwanted demographic changes and negative impacts on our schools seemed to be the largest concerns.  However, many pointed out that it could also help our micro-economy through local businesses gaining new customers and create the need for more shopping and dining choices.

 

The Toll Brothers, known for their impeccable luxury design, has teamed with Shea Homes, a leader in master-planned communities, to bring us Baker Ranch, the largest of the new developments to impact Foothill Ranch.  Baker Ranch will bring just over 2300 new homes, 6 parks and a focus on outdoor recreation.  “Village One” as they call it, will contain six neighborhoods, with homes ranging from 1200 sq. ft. to 3200 sq. ft. and will be ready in early 2014.  Prices have not been released, but most anticipate them to start in the $300,000 range for townhomes and $500,000 for detached homes.  If the development rings true to Shea and Toll Brothers’ past accomplishments, the result will be beautiful luxury design, coupled with an outstanding focus on community atmosphere.

 

Sounds great, right?  Well, residents in Foothill Ranch are mainly concerned with this development’s impact on our local elementary school, Foothill Ranch Elementary (FRE), which is part of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.  A straight answer is somewhat hard to come by from city officials and planners, as to what school the new residents will go to.  FRE already has an overwhelming traffic issue, which could be exacerbated by the incoming population.  The teacher-to-student ratio is high at FRE due to cutbacks over the past few years.  However, FRE’s attendance is down this year, and new students could prove beneficial to funding for the school.  Baker Ranch will use Saddleback Unified for it’s district, and is required to pay the district around $8,500 per unit for improvements to whichever school is impacted.

 

The effect of Baker Ranch on local resources will soon be realized, but whether it is a positive or negative impact could be in the attitude we all have toward change.  The changes are coming, and it is how we adapt to those changes that will determine the future of our community.

 

 

Top Resorts in Southern California | Melissa Sims | The Boutique Real Estate Group

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Recently, Conde Nast magazine released their annual ‘Top Resorts In Southern California’ list.  Four of the resorts in the top ten are right here in Orange County, believe it or not.

Just making it in to the top ten, the St. Regis Monarch Beach received the #9 spot on Conde Nast Traveler’s list.  With numerous awards, from Forbes five-star, AAA Diamond, Travel & Leisure Top Spas, it is no wonder that this resort has withstood the test of time.  Probably best known for it’s challenging, award-winning Robert Trent Jones golf course, the resort has been a staple in Orange County for decades.  Rumor has it that the sand in the bunkers has crushed abalone to help give it that ‘sparkle’ that no other resort around has.  Designed with impeccable detail, the St. Regis has a Mediterranean flair, complete with grand fountains and courtyards.  The entire resort and golf course have spectacular views of the gorgeous Orange County coastline.  Visit http://bit.ly/Hd6Lda to reserve.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point is #7 on the list.  Located atop a 150-foot bluff, the Ritz-Carlton encompasses luxury.  It evokes a kind of romanticism that feels novel-worthy.  The resort’s impeccable design, coupled with its gold standard of service, have given it an impressive track record of success.  World-class surf just below, amazing restaurants and some of the best weather anywhere, and views up and down the coastline of Orange County make you realize just how special the resort is. http://bit.ly/Hd6IxZ

Almost topping the prestigious Conde Nast list is The Montage in Laguna Beach, making it to the #2 spot. Perched on a cliff in the arts and crafts city of Laguna Beach, the Montage lends a sense of serenity and artistry that is, in my opinion, unmatched.  Laguna Beach began as an artist’s colony in the 1800s and continues its tradition of creativity through art festivals and galleries, a world-renowned outdoor theater and spectacular restaurants.  No hotel could fit the mold of this town more perfectly than The Montage.  From the bungalows, to the chic pool, to the 5-star dining, the Montage lends an air of sophistication that leaves its guests feeling elite and its onlookers feeling mystified.  To make reservations, visit http://monta.ge/H8rizc

I have saved the best for last…The Resort At Pelican Hill embodies everything that is Orange County: extraordinary, awe-inspiring beauty, exclusivity, and elegance without being ‘stuffy.’  The list of awards received is too numerous to detail here; Pelican Hill has not only received the #1 resort in Southern California but also the #1 resort in the entire US.  Having been built in a Palladian style, the resort appears as if it is nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Italy.  Pelican Hill is located in the prestigious and exclusive Newport Coast, home to some of the world’s most spectacular views and exquisite homes.  With a 36-hole Fazio designed championship golf course, award winning dining, enviable views and a location unmatched by any other resort in Orange County, it is no wonder that Pelican Hill has received the honor of the number one spot.  To learn more about this exclusive resort, visit http://bit.ly/18GZFax

I am not surprised that Orange County is home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the world; after all, it has earned the nickname “The Golden Riviera.”  Today, I may just take a moment to enjoy this paradise I am so fortunate to call home.  Drive down the coast, stop by one of these amazing resorts for a spa treatment, a round of golf with a friend, or a bite to eat.  Or maybe I’ll just drive past and be immersed in a sense of tranquility and beauty that is incomparable – a tranquility and beauty that is Orange County.

For more information, please contact Melissa Sims at 714-616-6442 or www.TheBoutiqueRE.com/Melissa-Sims

40th Annual Corona Del Mar Home Tour 2013 | The Boutique Real Estate Group | Beth Sparks

 

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BREAKFAST AND GUIDE DISTRIBUTION:

LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN  8am-10am

LUNCHEON BY PASCAL, AND BOUTIQUE AT SHERMAN LIBRARY & GARDENS

Luncheon from 11am-2pm; boutique from 11am-3pm

HOME TOUR 10am-4pm

AFTERNOON RECEPTION AT BLISS HOME &DESIGN 4PM-6PM

Corona del Mar or CdM (Spanish for “Crown of the Sea”) is a town in the affluent city of Newport Beach, California.  Nestled on the foot of the San Joaquin Hills and fronting the Pacific Ocean, Corona del Mar ranges along a bluff at the south end of Newport Beach and includes some of Orange County’s most prestigious residential areas.  Also known for its fine beaches, tide pools, cliffside views, Corona Del Mar features world renowned restaurants, quaint village shopping and unique business services.

A $75 ticket includes a light breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, lunch by Pascal of Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens, fabulous afternoon reception at Bliss Home & Design, and six beautiful homes to tour.

Home #1:  800 Bison Road, Newport Beach

Home #2:  1999 Port Nelson Place, Newport Beach

Home #3:  1942 Port Carney Place, Newport Beach

Home #4:  604 Acacia Ave, Corona Del Mar

Home #5:  203 Heliotrope, Corona Del Mar

Home #6:  109 Bayside Place, Corona Del Mar

The following are sponsors of the event:

  • Orange Coast OBGYN

  • Premier Dermatology Associates

For more information on any of the featured homes, please contact Beth Sparks at (714) 348-6276 or www.TheBoutiqueRE.com/Beth-Sparks


 

 

 

 

Wanderlust

By:  Melissa Sims | The Boutique Real Estate Group

October 15th, 2013

Some may call me a wanderer, a nomad, a gypsy.  I can’t say that I ever stayed in one place too long…enduring the desert weather of New Mexico, the humidity of Texas, the sub-zero temperatures of New York & Wisconsin, and basking in the sunny days of Southern California.  In fact, my current home is the longest I have stayed in one place. Before I moved here, my longest stint in one city was – wait for it – three whole years!  That’s a lot of moving for someone as young (at heart) as me.

But those days are over.

Foothill Ranch does that to people.  It lures you in with its rolling hills, beautiful natural landscapes, sense of community and that certainSOMETHING you can’t quite put your finger on.

Perhaps it’s the proximity to just about everything?  ‘Foothill’ as residents call it, feels far enough removed from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to everything to not feel burdened by the quiet.  Just a five-minute drive away, the Irvine Spectrum has amazing dining and shopping.  Or, if you aren’t in the shopping mood, Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park has some of the best hiking, mountain biking and wildlife-watching in all of Orange County.  Maybe you feel more like skateboarding or BMX riding?  Well, you’re in luck – Foothill Ranch is home to the world-famous Etnies Skate Park, a free-amenity to all Foothill residents.  Looking for a California Distinguished School that is in the top 5 in the district?  Yeah, we have that too.

Or, maybe, just maybe, you feel like sitting in your own backyard, relaxing and listening to the peaceful sounds of nature.  You won’t hear traffic, or freeways, or sirens around here.  It’s a little slice of paradise.

My wanderlust is staying at bay for now.  Nine years in, and I may just spend the next twenty happily trying to figure out just what it is that makes this place so special.

To meet Melissa Sims please visit www.TheBoutiqueRE.com/Melissa-Sims

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2013 Next Generation Brokerage by Better Homes & Garden Real Estate and 1000 Watt Consulting

We are honored to be selected as the 2013 Next Generation Brokerage by Better Homes & Garden Real Estate and 1000 Watt Consulting.  The Boutique Real Estate Group is a new breed of real estate brokerage.  We are attracting and engaging new customers. Empowering our agents and clients with the latest, most flexible technology and building meaningful brand.

 

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The story of the real estate agent turned broker is a familiar one. A natural progression in the industry.

Raj Qsar is that broker. After working for 12 years in the business as an agent, in 2013 he opened The Boutique Real Estate Group in Orange County, Calif.

His vision? Build a brokerage that is outstanding at visual marketing.

Design is the rule, not the exception

The first rule of real estate has always been location. But Raj and his team are proving that today it’s just as much about design. Design in web and print marketing, video, and the homes themselves.

This is why Raj’s company team page contains nearly as many professional designers and creative roles as it does agents.

Bypassing a typical brokerage organizational chart, Raj’s team includes a creative director, interior designer and cinematographer. From day one, Raj has made quality design a key part of Boutique Real Estate’s unique value proposition.

“We’re a sales and marketing team, but we happen to focus on real estate,” Raj said.

Boutique’s approach to design in digital marketing really shines in their single-property websitesHDR photographyHD virtual tours and high-definition videos.

Every home is staged and professionally photographed for inclusion in custom designed print and digital marketing materials. They shoot a video of nearly every listing, and own all of the necessary equipment from cameras to lenses to lighting and sound.

“We’re a sales and marketing team, but we happen to focus on real estate.”

This treatment is engrained in the Boutique Real Estate customer experience. Raj and his team are uncompromising on this. From the full-time stager they’ve hired to the in-house videographer and graphic designer, clearly this is where the brokerage breaks the mold.

Video is the rising star

In 2010, Raj and his team started experimenting with video, realizing quickly that it paid off in terms of return on investment. “People were showing up at our open houses knowing it was us because of the videos and photography they’d seen in marketing materials,” Raj said.

“I figured out quickly, though, that hiring third-party vendors was a losing investment,” he said. That’s why he purchased all of the necessary audio and visual equipment and brought on a professional videographer to focus solely on videos.

While plenty of brokerage companies and agent teams create video in their marketing, Boutique Real Estate’s take is different. They use high production value without going over the top, subtle humor, contemporary music and an imaginative and fun approach to the typical home tour.

Check out a few of their recent property videos here, and you’ll see it feels more like you’re getting a taste of the lifestyle associated with homes than just a straight walkthrough on camera. And that’s the goal.

Natural selection

In keeping with a focus on high-quality marketing and building a unique brand around that value, Raj’s approach to recruiting is to be highly selective. “We say no to more people wanting to join us than we say yes to,” he said.

Part of this is because the whole notion behind the “boutique” brokerage is working with a highly focused small team. Also, the allure is customized marketing, which becomes challenging at a larger scale.

In general, Raj looks for sales associates who are passionate, relatable and people-oriented, and who are active participants in their community.

What lies ahead

When thinking about the future, Raj and his team remain open-minded. He likes to make sure they’re always thinking ahead to what consumers will want and need five years from now – how they’ll want to do business, how they’ll want to view properties and how agents will work best.

One goal is to open Boutique offices in select California markets, including Corona Del Mar, Napa, Palm Springs and North San Diego.

Of course, no one can predict the future, but Boutique Real Estate will continue to keep an eye on design trends and lead its real estate marketing in these same trajectories.

See more at: http://nextgenbrokerage.com/company/the-boutique-real-estate-group/#sthash.z57bEFuL.dpuf

 

What’s In A Name

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Average Price Per Square Foot Based on Address Suffixes
Who knew address suffix could make such a difference? Each square foot on a “street” is $31 dollars less then a square foot on a “boulevard.  What do you think?

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Getting Business Done. Everywhere.

Customer Story: Jeremy Lehman

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You always hear about how technology can solve this problem or that problem, or help you do something better or more efficiently. While it might seem like there are endless possibilities – sometimes knowing how to leverage technology or “use it” can be more of a challenge than finding the right solutions.

Meet Jeremy Lehman – he really “gets it.”

Jeremy is a technology enthusiast turned real estate agent in Orange County, California who is always on the go. I gave Jeremy a call the other day as he was in-between a quick stop at the Apple store and picking up his kids from school. “I would say that I am on my mobile devices ninety plus percent of the time,” Jeremy told me.

 

Having his phone on him 15 hours a day  is not uncommon for Jeremy. “I am rarely on a computer and it’s not that my mobile devices have completely replaced my computer because it is necessary, but it’s because I am on the go so much it makes sense to use my mobile devices to get things done rather than waiting until I get back home or wherever,” Jeremy said, adding with a chuckle “I spend almost no time in the office, almost to the dismay of my team.”

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Jeremy is a Realtor and CTO of The Boutique Real Estate Group in Orange County, California.

However, just because Jeremy’s not in the office doesn’t mean he isn’t working, in fact he sees it as just the opposite. “I don’t believe that someone who’s always in the office is doing incredibly well, because the reality is business gets done everywhere but the office these days,” Jeremy said. He still prefers doing business “belly to belly” with his clients because after all real estate is a service-based business. Being mobile allows him to be more efficient with his time and proactive with his clients. “If I am driving my car and I get a call from my assistant, client or another agent who needs a specific document for a deal, I need to be able to access any document from the road at any given time,” Jeremy said. He added that it doesn’t matter if he is on vacation or on the golf course – he never has to tell a client he is too busy doing personal things to get back to them. “I don’t think those sort of answers are acceptable these days,” Jeremy said, adding it’s okay if he’s using his time for personal reasons because he can still get the job done and is not delaying transactions.

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I asked Jeremy what sort of mobile tools he uses while on the go and he said he uses an iPhone, iPad and a stable of core apps that included Cartavi and DocuSign. He also said his group, The Boutique Real Estate Group, uses mobile forms that are tablet compatible and that he uses DocuSign Ink as a signing solution for his iPhone and PDF Expert for his iPad. He said PDF Expert allows him to write on the contract through his iPad to add additional terminology. He also uses MLS Touch, which allows him to access MLS listing at all times. Jeremy’s suite of mobile solutions is pretty impressive and allows him to do everything on the go, which is what I meant when I said “he really gets it!”

Jeremy does not just use technology to stay on the road though; he also uses it to get more business. He maintains a significant web presence and uses social media to market his offerings. “I think it is important that we have profiles on any place that a client is going, so if clients are going to Zillow then you need a presence on Zillow, if they are going to Realtor.com – then you need a presence there.”

Jeremy said most of the people in his group also have personal websites and are very searchable. His personal website is http://about.me/jeremylehman and came up immediately when I searched his name on Google.

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Jeremy also said he is doing mostly listings now even though his business used to be more 50/50 buyers and sellers. “We are in an extreme sellers market,” Jeremy said. He also added that shifting business models’ is difficult but he has used the internet to establish himself and develop a steady stream of listings. “I guess it is marketing the whole negotiating dynamic, using technology, but also offering a high personal level of customer service,” Jeremy said. I asked Jeremy how he got into real estate and he said was actually working with a title company but a Senate bill would have gotten rid of the services that he offered so in 2007 he decided to get his real estate license and become an agent, and as he puts it, “I always sort of ‘got’ real estate.”

Jeremy is also very involved in leadership and serves on the Board of Directors at the Pacific West Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors. He is also a technology trainer and mentor, and occasionally does real estate technology workshops for Apple. He will tell you though, for as savvy as he is with technology, “I’m not nearly as technical as people think I am. I just sort of understand technology and how to use it.” Even though Jeremy has figured out how to use leverage technology to his advantage, he still prides himself on providing “likable” customer service, fast response times and doing a very professional job.

If you are thinking about listing a property in Orange County, just look-up ‘Jeremy Lehman’ and you’ll find him at his Personal WebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedinTrulia,YourSoCalAgentInstagram… the list goes on and on. He is not hard to find, trust me.

Half of All Homes Are Being Purchased With Cash

 

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Story Via WSJ Real Estate News

August 15th, 2013

More than half of all homes sold last year and so far in 2013 have been financed without a mortgage, according to an analysis by economists at Goldman Sachs Group.

The analysis estimates that around 20% of all homes sold before the housing crash were “all-cash” sales (or around 30% of sales by dollar volume). But over the past seven years, the all-cash share of sales has more than doubled, increasing by more than 30 percentage points, according to economists Hui Shan, Marty Young and Charlie Himmelberg.

The Goldman study analyzed home sales figures from the Census Bureau and the National Association of Realtors and mortgage-origination data from the Mortgage Bankers Association and Lender Processing Services.

The surprisingly large cash-share of purchases helps to explain why home sales have jumped over the past two years despite more muted increases in broad measures of new mortgage activity, such as the MBA’s mortgage application index.

There’s no exact way to know who is responsible for all of these cash purchases, though they are likely to include some combination of investors, foreign buyers, and wealthy homeowners that don’t want to go through the hassle of getting a mortgage before closing on a sale. Mortgage lending standards have sharply tightened up since the housing bubble, with banks scrutinizing borrowers’ tax returns and bank statements to verify their incomes and the source of their down payment.

The Goldman analysis also estimates that around 44 cents of every $1 of homes sold currently is being financed, compared to 67 cents before the crisis.

Purchase-mortgage origination volumes have fallen from around $1.5 trillion in 2005, when the housing market peaked, to around $500 billion in each of the last two years.

While declines in the volume of homes being sold accounts for some of the decline, the Goldman economists estimate that around 40% of the decline is due to the drop-off in the amount of financing per home.

The Goldman analysis estimates that purchase-loan volumes will rise to around $750 billion next year and to $1.1 trillion by 2016.

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